If the answer is YES, this article is for you.
What is a Disclaimer?
You can design your disclaimer statement based on the type of your website. For instance, If your site contents are related to physical and mental fitness and describe how you can improve them, then you should display a ‘Medical Disclaimer’ on your site. It will help the visitors to understand that your site won’t be responsible at all if anything bad occurs in visitors’ health after using the information your site provides. Usually, disclaimer doesn’t have any specific classification. But most common and widely used disclaimers are :
- Copyright Disclaimer
- Warranty Disclaimer
- Affiliate Disclaimer
- Third-party Disclaimer
- Limitations of Liability Disclaimer
- Medical Disclaimer
- Return Policy Disclaimer
1. Definition based difference
Whereas, a disclaimer is a formal declaration that announces your website won’t take the legal liability or responsibility of any information, mistake, error, or virus that visitors or users may face while they visit your website.
2. Legal commitment
In terms of the disclaimer, it’s totally up to you whether you will display a disclaimer statement on your site or not. There is no legal obligation that may force you to display a disclaimer statement for your site visitors. But to be on the safe side, you can use this statement to avoid any kind of liability of your site.
3. Difference in objectives
The main objective of a disclaimer statement is to inform your site users and visitors that your site won’t take any responsibility or liability for the information displayed on your site. They will be responsible to themselves if any harm occurs.
4. Management of liabilities
A disclaimer is a kind of announcement from your site that states your site won’t take the responsibility for the information and resources provided on your site. It warns that users can utilize the information at their own risk. Besides, a disclaimer protects your site from any legal liability if the information isn’t up-to-date, completely accurate, and biased.
5. Legal requirement
On the other hand, a disclaimer isn’t a mandatory legal requirement. That’s why It’s totally up to you whether you want to add a disclaimer for your site or not.
Step 1: Install and activate ‘Legal Pages’ plugin on your site
To proceed further, at first make sure you have installed WordPress as the dedicated Content Management System (CMS). Now, move on to the Dashboard and then, click on Plugins➤Add New. You have landed on the ‘WordPress Plugin Repository’.
Write the name ‘Legal Pages’ in the Search Plugins box. When you hit the ‘Enter’ button, the Legal Pages plugin will appear in the search result. After that, click on Install Now to activate the plugin.
Once you have installed the plugin successfully, click on Activate to start off the plugin on your site.
Step 2: Explore the plugin
Let’s explore the ‘Legal Pages’ plugin. First, click on the Settings menu and it offers two tabs within it: General Information and Miscellaneous Settings.
Step 3: Add various information in ‘General Information’ tab
The General Information tab includes two sections: General Information and Social Information
Next, you need to add information about yourself and your website in the ‘General Information’ tab. Remember, the information you provide in this part can be useful if you select the ready-made templates to create your preferred legal page.
Similarly, you can provide the different social media platforms URL addresses for your site in ‘Social Information’. Finally, click on the Save button to record the provided data. Besides, there are options to Reset Fields and Reset Saved Data from here.
Next, it’s time to work with the Miscellaneous tab. There are two options available here. In the first option, you can tick the box if you don’t want to display legal pages in the search result. By clicking the second option, you can delete the plugin’s data on uninstall. Lastly, click on the Save button to save all the changes you have made.
Create a disclaimer for your website
Create a disclaimer page by using a disclaimer template
To create a disclaimer page, hover over ‘Legal Pages’ in the WordPress Admin Dashboard. Next, click on Add New Legal Page. You see the list of templates based on your site type. You can select the type of your site by selecting Show Template Type. Currently, all types of templates are shown because the default Show Template Type has been selected as All types of Sites.
Next, select Disclaimer from the templates list from the right side of the page. Both the Title and Paragraph sections will be filled automatically with the Title and body text of this template. Finally, click on Save Page to save the ‘Disclaimer’ template page on your site.
Now, if you search where your recently created ‘Disclaimer’ page has been stored, click on the All Legal Pages tab under the ‘Legal Pages’ menu located in the Dashboard Admin Menu. You will find out your recently created ‘Disclaimer’ page here. That’s how you can create and store a ‘Disclaimer’ page on your website.
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